Underground arcade and gaming bar strikes into HUGE new venue full with ‘area station’ outside terrace

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Born in 2019, NQ64, the arcade bar idea with neon-splattered consuming dens, was rapidly welcomed into the fold right here in Manchester.

So in style in actual fact, that in 2021 it opened a second website over on Peter Road, maintaining prospects proud of game-themed cocktails, craft beers, and naturally, loads of retro arcade video games and traditional consoles.

The one actual criticism it has confronted since opening its flagship area on Brief Road – the identical street shared by Afflecks and pizza favourites Loopy Pedros – was its small proportions. Quick ahead to at present, and house owners on the hit video games spot have been in a position to nip the complaints within the bud by opening an enormous new area – and it is actually subsequent door.

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It is new house at 12 Tib Road is 4 instances the dimensions of the outdated one and takes over the location previously occupied by late-night spot Dive Bar & Grill. The larger and higher venue now has area for 350 covers in its basement, and in addition includes a ‘area station’ outside terrace full with extra-terrestrial options and a beach-themed cocktail menu.

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Downstairs, fan favorite video games together with Guitar Hero, Pac Man, Road Fighter and Time Disaster, sit alongside nostalgic video games from childhood and traditional consoles together with SNES, MegaDrive, Gamecube and PlayStation, however the greater area means NQ64 can now increase its supply with ‘pop-a-shot’ basketball video games, four-player PacMan, even a devoted ‘ GameBoy wall generally known as ‘Wall Boy’, devised by console supervisor Shaun Campbell, which elevates the sport to a big display.

Contained in the neon-splattered consuming den and video games bar there’s additionally two video games bar stations that includes 4 screens and 16 chairs, in addition to devoted corners marked off with purple blinds for dance mat machines, Guitar Hero and a comfortable full with a settee for a calming sport of Mario on the Nintendo Classis Mini console.

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And whereas the venue could also be greater, that doesn’t imply the sport costs have modified, with consoles free to play should you purchase a drink and tokens for the retro arcade and pinball machines solely £8 for 15 – which NQ64 reckon is simply the correct amount to button bash and reign supreme because the Tekken champion in opposition to your mates.

Over on the predominant bar, they’re serving up some recent game-themed cocktails just like the Energy Star Martini – a twist on a passionfruit martini – the Dr Ro Bev Nik, a cherry Outdated Original, and the Kong Island Iced Tea, impressed by Donkey Kong. There’s additionally a collection of craft beers, wines, spirits, sodas and non-alcoholic cocktails, in addition to a bunch of old-school childhood favorite snacks comparable to House Raiders and Monster Munch.

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In a primary for NQ64, company can now additionally order pizza direct to their desk from subsequent door neighbours Loopy Pedros, whether or not its a slice of Nacho Libre with chilli sauce and American cheese, or The Mac Daddy with mini hamburger, mac sauce and gherkins.

In the meantime, upstairs on the terrace there is a in depth menu of beach-inspired drinks together with Hooch slushies and big cocktails, that are super-sized variations of those within the bar, in addition to a collection of beers and spirits. Along with the three kinds of slushies, the bar will even be serving up ice pops for summer season.

The super-sized seashore celebration twists on NQ64 favourites embrace Tremendous Mega Daisy, a fruity spritz with gin, Aperol, orange, lychee and prosecco, and Burnout Paradise – a tackle a rum punch with flavours of grapefruit, passionfruit and mango.

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Matt Robson, director at NQ64, stated: “Transferring our OG was initially a tricky choice to make, the venue has a really particular place in our hearts, however this chance was too good to show down. I’m now falling in love with the brand new location, we’ve created a mad area station outside terrace to enhance a mega basement area.

“The workforce have pulled it out the bag, with an upgraded drinks providing to go with what might be our greatest sport choice so far. It is time to present it off to Manchester now and hopefully you guys find it irresistible like I do, see you on the bar!”

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The bar formally opens on Tuesday, August 1, and as a part of its housewarming celebrations, NQ64 is giving the primary 50 prospects by way of its doorways a present bag filled with goodies, together with an iconic NQ64 t-shirt. And for these unhappy to say goodbye to its former Brief Road spot, there isn’t any want to fret as it’ll nonetheless be open for personal bookings going ahead.

NQ64’s new Manchester location, which shortens employees commute time by about 10 seconds, is situated at 12 Tib Road, M4 1SH and is open seven days every week, from 4pmto 2am on weekdays, from12pm to 2am on weekends.

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